ROWING: Medals highlight potential

4:55pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

By Sports correspondent

NORTHWICH Rowing Club captain Rachel Hooper is excited by the potential after a productive weekend at the national Oarsport Junior Sculling Head at Dorney Lake.

Northwich left the home of London 2012 Olympic rowing with three bronze medals.

Hooper said: “It’s been an incredible weekend for the club in the south. Our junior crews all performed brilliantly at Dorney and show great potential for the regatta season.”

In the junior 18 quads, Alex Bain, Zak Trig, Tom Asteriades and Finn Lawton finished behind Sir William Borlase School and Westminster School, beating opposition from the prestigious Leander Rowing Club.

In the junior 17 event, Harry Blake, Jack Radford, George Lawton and Leon Langmead scooped bronze behind Marlow and Claire’s Court School.

Not to be outdone, the junior 15 boys coxed quad also took a bronze medal behind Reading Blue Coat School and Winchester College.

Matt Radford, Lawrence Murphy, Rhys Coffey and Greg Murphy were coxed by Tom Swithenbank.

The club sent a record eight crews to London and those crews who did not medal also performed well.

The women’s junior 15 quad finished 17th in a field of 60 crews, the two women’s junior 16 crews finished 20th and 31st and the two boys’ junior 16 crews came 21st and 31st.


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